GMT Communications Partners promotes three

The promotions come as the firm is raising its next fund

GMT Communications Partners, has made three senior promotions as part of its succession plan, which will go into effect immediately. GMT is focused solely on content, communications infrastructure and tech enabled services markets investments in Europe.

Natalie Tydeman has been promoted to senior partner. Tydeman joined the firm in 2007, largely focusing on digital media investments. She was involved in the firm’s investments in Bigpoint, a European developer of browser-based online games, and Seagull a provider of computer based training for seafarers. Prior to joining the firm she was at Fremantle Media.

Vikram Krishna has been promoted to partner. Krishna joined the firm in 2005, from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he focused on due diligence and audit for private equity clients. At GMT, his current portfolio responsibilities include investments in Multicom Security, Primesight and MeetingZone.

Francois Stoessel was promoted to principal. Stoessel joined the firm in 2011 as an associate from KKR, where he focused on industrials and telecoms. He has a current directorship at Karnov Group.

The promotions come as GMT in market with its next vehicle targeting €400 million, according to Private Equity International’s research and analytics division.

“The private equity landscape showed strong activity in H2 2014 and 2015 looks set to be another year of continued deal growth and recovery. With high quality deals and strong valuations setting the tone already this year we feel that these appointments give us a strong base for continued successes in this climate,” Tim Green, managing partner, GMT said in a statement.